MLB Yankees place new starter Frankie Montas on bereavement list

Newly acquired right-hander Frankie Montas was placed on the bereavement list by the New York Yankees Wednesday morning.

Montas and reliever Lou Trivino came over from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for four minor leaguers. The Yankees also traded left-handed starter Jordan Montgomery to the St. Louis Cardinals and on Monday moved right-hander Luis Severino to the 60-day injured list.

Montas, 29, has battled right shoulder inflammation but Yankees manager Aaron Boone and general manager Brian Cashman said there are no injury concerns.

He pitched only nine total innings over three starts in July and allowed seven hits with three walks in five innings in his last start July 26 against the Houston Astros.

“I think we’re comfortable with where he’s at shoulder-wise,” Boone said. “His level of talent, especially with how he’s pitched the last couple years, we’re just excited to get him in the mix. He’s got the full arsenal and stuff you look for in a top of the rotation guy. He’s gone out and proved the last couple years he is that kind of caliber pitcher.”

–Field Level Media

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